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Samlesbury

Government urged to ‘help aerospace industry thrive’ in Lancashire

Council and enterprise chiefs have urged the Government to take action to support Lancashire’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing sector.

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Sharon Jones at Samlesbury Hall

Wayward golfers in blitz on historic hall

Donald Campbell’s Bluebird was built there, but now drivers of a different kind are crashing into Samlesbury Hall.

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Fire crews were called out to the incident at BAE

Smoke sparks alert at BAE site

Staff at the BAE site in Samlesbury were evacuated this morning following reports of smoke.
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The Windmill Hotel on Preston New Road, near Samlesbury.

Petrol station set for ex-watering hole

The site of a former popular pub and hotel could soon be home to a petrol station and convenience store.
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Trench Brothers can be found at Clitheroe Castle Museum

Things to do this week (November 3 to 9)

There's some great events happening around the region:

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Congestion building up on the M6 northbound

Multi-vehicle smash shuts two lanes of M6

Two lanes of the M6 northbound were closed for almost an hour this afternoon after a crash involving a number of vehicles.

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Chingle Hall

Lancashire recommends... haunted places

As Halloween is near, the ghosts and spirits may make their presence known once again...
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Betty Robinson

Happy 100th birthday to Betty Robinson

Betty Robinson has celebrated her 100th birthday.

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Kath Cordingley

Keeping bees at The Bee Centre at Samlesbury Hall is more than a hobby

What do you get someone for their 44th birthday?
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BAE Systems employees, Lee Bowen, Toby Macneil, Ryan Harris, Jonathan Hubbert, and Max Brace pictured half way through their 200 mile charity bike ride outside Combat Stresss Audley facility in Shropshire

BAE Systems staff cycle 200 miles to Preston in aid of Combat Stress

Five BAE Systems employees have raised more than £1,000 after cycling more than 200 miles in two days for an Armed Forces veterans’ mental health charity.
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What the main training ground building could look like

PNE decision day arrives: What you need to know

The future of Preston North End's training ground masterplan will be decided by the city council's planning committee on Thursday.
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Dog agility shows are sure to delight the crowds at Garstang Show

Things to do this weekend (August 4 to 7)

There's a great mix of events happening over the next few days, why not head out to one?
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BAE Systems' Warton plant

BAE’s half year results show “good progress”

Weapons giant BAE has released its half year results, which the firm says shows “good progress”.

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Marion Konczak, outside the Appeal Court in London. Photo: Richard Gittins/Champion News

Single sexist comment costs one of Lancashire’s biggest employers £360,000

A manager’s “clumsy” comment to a secretary that “women take things more emotionally than men” will cost Britain’s biggest arms manufacturer £360,000.

Samlesbury
A picture of the car involved in the crash was posted to Twitter by officers searching for four men

Hunt for four men launched in Samlesbury woodland after crash

Police are searching woodland near Preston New Road in Samlesbury after four men reportedly ran off after a car crash.
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Geoffrey Haslam and John Bicknell were honoured for being committed blood donars by NHS Blood and Transplant

Two Chorley men honoured at NHS Blood and Transplant awards for 100 donations

A special awards ceremony has honoured blood and platelet donors who have collectively saved and improved the lives of thousands of people.

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County councillor Geoff Driver

Council leader 'bans' chief executive and senior staff

The leader of Lancashire County Council has 'banned' senior authority staff from attending briefing meetings with him.
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Elderflower Crafts will be at the Summer Art Fair at Samlesbury Hall

Things to do this weekend (July 8 and 9)

There's some great activities and events happening in Lancashire:
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General view of Lower Hall Farm, at the end of Potters Lane, Samlesbury, Preston - farmland that could be turned into a large quarry.

Fears are rewoken over quarry plans

Two public meetings have been called over renewed plans to turn farmland into a major quarry development.

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Staff at BAE were evacuated last night after a fire broke out in an extractor unit, say fire services.

Fire sparks evacuation at BAE

Staff at BAE were evacuated last night after a fire broke out in an extractor unit, say fire services.
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